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River Rush Resort


dan and ruth tanner

My wife Ruth and I have just returned from Sunday brunch at the newly-opened River Rush and I just couldn’t wait to write this review. River Rush is an exclusive resort in Dominica’s Rainforest situated between two rivers. The resort is incomplete as of today (23Aug09) although both should be finished soon.

Meanwhile, until the cottages are finished the restaurant is only open for Sunday brunch, served from 10AM – 2PM. The cost is moderate: EC$50 per person (plus cash bar) for a very good-tasting brunch with copious quantities and very wide selections.

We had omelets, which were served with two pancakes, home fries, sausages and bacon and a star fruit and parsley garnish. And (Ready for this homesick Americans?) Thomas’ English muffins! It was more than Ruth could finish.

rush river entrance

River Rush is a lovely setting, at Duex Branche, along the road between Marigot and the Pond Casse roundabout, just west of the Central Forest Reserve. It’s well marked with a sign. River bathing there is an extra treat. A nice gravel path and stone steps lead from the restaurant to the river.

rush river resortPathway to Cottages

For me an extra-special treat was being allowed to jam with the live musicians, Mo the proprietor on sax and a keyboard player. I play harmonica. The music, whether you join-in like I did or simply listen as most everyone else does, is jazz and very, very good. Photos via

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Comment by Larry
2009-08-28 19:04:29

Nice post Dan. The accompanying pictures make me want to return to Dominica again. It is so beautiful.

Comment by Ro D.
2010-01-26 17:33:40

Has anybody stayed at the resort yet? I am very interested in what it is like. Ro

Comment by Dan
2010-01-27 09:27:54

We were there before the lodges were completed.

Comment by Ro D
2010-09-29 01:10:53

Still curious if anybody has stayed at this resort and what it is like. I may be going next
March 2011 with a group of friends.

Comment by Ro D
2010-09-29 01:13:54

Has anybody stayed at this resort? I am very interested in visiting Dominica in March 2011 with a group of friends and not sure if there is enough activity near us.

Comment by Dan
2010-09-30 11:01:10

I wrote the review about jazz & swim brunches before the guest cottages were complete. They are now and look very nice. Note that River Rush is remote and only some meals may be available by reservation on certain days. If you’re interested in a self-catering apartment from which you can visit the resort for a meal or an overnight, consider our “Sae Fans”. Surf to

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